Your gift will help peer workers like Oscar provide hope, connection and support

Oscar first asked for help for his addiction at the age of 16, after three years of using drugs to cope with the distress and damage of vicious and prolonged childhood bullying.

Oscar attended a detox and attempted to control his drug use after leaving but ultimately relapsed. 
In the next two years, Oscar attended additional detoxes and attempted to control his drug use in different ways with the same outcome: ending up in despair. Oscar reached a point where the drugs had ceased being the crutch he had learnt to rely upon. 

Oscar didn’t give up hope and attended a final detox, committed to complete abstinence and started to engage with peer support communities.

Now over 11 years abstinent, Oscar works at Turning Point as a Peer Support Worker and is proud of his recovery journey. Oscar has found love and connection in his life with a long-term partner and seven-year-old son. He believes that we should always be looking for the untold story behind the addiction.

Oscar’s message is clear and simple: addiction does not discriminate and recovery is always possible with the right supports in place.

How your donation will help

For example:

$40 covers the cost of a recovery resource pack
A resource recovery pack is a vital initial source of information and engagement for a person seeking help, perhaps for the first time.

$200 funds a fortnight of one-on-one peer support sessions
One-on-one peer support ensures a person seeking help has a connection with someone who has been where they are and understands just how hard it can be to get control of an addiction.

$750 funds a bi-weekly peer support group for 3 months
Group support makes such a critical difference to a person seeking help. They can feel inspired and learn from the experiences of others in the group, build self-esteem and connection, and ultimately help others.

$5,000 covers a dedicated program of peer outreach and support
Certainty is such a critical part of the early help-seeking experience and this ensures people seeking help will know there’s a dedicated program with a team of support that will be there for them for the duration of their treatment needs. 

Your donation is tax-deductible and every dollar you give will help Turning Point transform lives and lead change for people affected by addiction. A tax receipt will be sent to you by email immediately after your donation is made. The programs featured are examples of how your gift can make a huge difference. Your donation will go where it is needed most.


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